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SCR file format description

Many people share .scr files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .scr file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .scr files.

2 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.scr - Microsoft Windows Screensaver

SCR file is a Microsoft Windows Screensaver.

Application files
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Microsoft Windows Screensaver related extensions:
W3-MSQL Script
Internet Relay Chat Script
GP2X Utility Executable
GP2X Game Executable
Executable File
Windows Dynamic Linked Llibrary

.scr - Screen Capture Image

SCR file is a Word 5.x Screen Capture Image.

Graphic files
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Screen Capture Image related extensions:
Portable Pixmap Image ASCII
Colored PostScript
Portable Pixmap Image
OpenDocument Graphics Template
OpenDocument Graphics
Micrografx Picture Publisher 4.0 Image

Naturally, other applications may also use the .scr file extension. Even harmful programs can create .scr files. Be especially cautious with .scr files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .scr file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .scr file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

sdr, ecr, zcr, ccr, wcr, svr, src, scf, scd, cr, xcr, sxr, ssr, sfr, sct

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

Ecrypt Encrypted File
SmartDraw Drawing
ASTM Continuity of Care Record
Mail.dat Special Fees File
Scitex Continuous Tone
Sun Raster Image

Operating systems

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Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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